A DUNFERMLINE roofer has been jailed after brandishing a slate knife at a man.

Scott Pratt had an altercation with a man on Tuke Street but was also caught driving while disqualified.

Pratt, 30, of Kent Street, previously admitted that on February 23, at Tuke Street in Dunfermline, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner which was likely to cause a reasonable person to suffer fear or alarm in that he did shout, swear, utter threats of violence, brandish a knife or similar implement towards a male and pursue him with the same.

He also previously admitted that on September 7, on William Street and other roads, drove while being disqualified and without a policy of insurance while having been granted bail on September 5.

Dunfermline Sheriff Court heard that Pratt had been banned from driving for a year by North Yorkshire Magistrates Court on March 20 for driving under the influence of drugs.

Depute fiscal Laura McManus said: "The accused was seen driving a black Audi by two officers.

"They recognised his distinct clothing and made efforts to follow him but, due to the road conditions, they were not able to follow exactly.

"The accused was later found."

On February 23, two witnesses were walking down Tuke Street when a white van drove past them.

One witness recognised the vehicle was the accused's and knew Pratt.

Pratt then got out of the driver's seat and the two witnesses could see that something was in his hand but it was hidden.

He then pulled out a long slate knife which is used to trim roof slates.

He made his way towards one of the witnesses shouting: "Come on, lets f***ing go."

It ended with both of them running about on the road then Pratt running back to his van and driving off.

A report was made to the police.

Defence solicitor Ian Beatson explained that there had been an incident previously with Pratt's niece, an exchange was made and he foolishly pursued the complainant.

"He has been having problems because of the break-up of a relationship," Mr Beatson said.

"He had driven so he could purchase cannabis.

"A report says he appeared upset and fragile.

"Albeit he is still in employment working as a roofer."

Sheriff Alastair Brown said: "You have a bad record. Driving while disqualified usually means prison and in this case, it is."

Pratt was also disqualified from driving for three years.